Find a hosting company


Finding a hosting company is easy – just run a search for “web hosting”. Finding a good one is hard. We give you some tips on what to look for.

Type of hosting

Look for companies offering shared hosting on Unix/Linux and “one click install”.

They will place you on the same server as hundreds of other websites. There is nothing to worry about. Good hosting companies watch for server overloads and will ensure your website is performing fast enough.

Purchasing “dedicated hosting” or a “virtual server” is probably an overkill for you.

Price range

A reasonable price to pay per month for these kinds of hosts are under $10 US a month. This price often includes a free domain name registration, along with a huge package of other things like email forwarding, domain name parking, etc.

Hosting features

We recommend the following minimum list of features:

  • CPanel with one-click WordPress install – a control panel to manage your account
  • 2,000GB+ of traffic per month – more than you will ever need
  • Unlimited Pop/Imap Email Accounts
  • 100GB + of disk space
  • No set up fee
  • 24/7 phone support

Anything less than that – move on to the next provider.

The good, the bad and the ugly

Never ever host with DreamHost or HostIcan.

You are a very small customer. Hosting companies with enterprise hosting options will most likely neglect you. E.g. MediaTemple may host some of the largest blogs and get excellent press, but their customer service for small sites gets a lot of complaints.

There is always a way to check for any negative feedback from frustrated customers. Just search for a combination of the company name and words sucks, bad, problems, issues, outage, etc. It is important to run a search like this. There are way too many rip-off deals around.

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